Political candidates routinely stretch the truth. It’s the reason television stations like 9News run election-year segments called “Truth Tests” that fact-check campaign ads.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), a national environmental group, released its annual congressional scorecard Tuesday, spotlighting its ratings of Colorado’s delegation, which ranged from 100 percent (Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis) to 0 percent (Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn).
A report from the tech news website Gizmodo found earlier this month that Google Maps searches for “abortion providers” or “where can I get an abortion” in certain areas of the U.S. turn up results for anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) that attempt to dissuade women from terminating their pregnancies.
Denver congressional candidate Casper Stockham is accusing his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep Diana DeGette (D-CO), of being a “white supremacist.”
Coffman again promises to force vote on Bridge Act (temporary), not to be confused with the Dream Act (permanent)
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) recommitted this week to force a House vote to protect Dreamers from deportation, if there is no legislative fix by March 5, when the program’s phaseout under Trump is complete.
Nearly a hundred people showed up to the office of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) today to protest his lack of action on gun violence in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL, where 17 students and teachers were murdered.
WATCH: In “Just the Facts” Facebook post, Colorado sheriff says it’s hypocritical to support gun control and abortion rights
UPDATE: Garfield County Sheriff offered an apology for “distracting from the message” in his regular Facebook live post on gun violence and school shootings.
Anti-abortion bills defeated after women speak out about their personal experiences at Colorado’s Capitol
Two bills seeking to curtail access to abortion were defeated in Colorado’s state legislature today following a press conference during which several reproductive rights advocates spoke out–including some who explained how access to safe and legal abortion has been crucial in their personal lives.
The 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off today in Maryland. It features a lengthy list of speakers and panels, including NRA President Wayne LaPierre, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Vice President Mike Pence. You can watch the livestream here. Coloradans, though, may be more interested in tomorrow’s program, which not only features former Congressman Bob Beauprez interviewing two Trump cabinet members, but also two live events taking place locally at Lakewood’s Colorado Christian University. Tickets for the Friday events at CCU are available here. Here’s a rundown of all the Colorado-related events:
Multiple pieces of legislation seeking to limit access to abortion have been proposed in Colorado’s General Assembly, driving reproductive rights advocates to plan a rally in opposition at the Capitol Thursday.